Overview

Conference Theme: Precision medicine is an emerging approach where healthcare and treatment is personalized based on the clinical history, environment, lifestyle, socio-demographic characteristics, and genetic risks. However, racial/ethnic minority populations, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations and rural populations continue to share the burden of adverse health conditions. Therefore, action must be taken to ensure that health benefits from precision-based care are realized for every individual. 

Conference Goal:  To raise awareness of developing precision medicine interventions focused on the inclusion of health disparity populations.

Conference Objectives:

  • To stimulate new perspectives and innovations in genetic/genomic research as a health disparity while considering the implications of precision medicine;

  • Gain knowledge of how advances in precision medicine will impact individual, organizations, community, and environmental factors across the life course; and

  • Identify best-practices and interventions for improving clinical trials and the delivery of precision medicine in research, education, and practice.

 

 

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Speakers

Johnny He, PhD


Interim Chair & Professor Microbiology, Immunology and Gene Graduate School of Biomedical Science UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Claire Peel, PhD, PT, FAPTA


Vice Provost Dean, School of Health Professions Professor, Physical Therapy Program UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Thomas Murray, PhD


Assistant Professor Division of Biostatistics School of Public Health University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Adrienne White-Faines, MPA, FACHE


Chief Executive Officer American Osteopathic Association Chicago, Illinois
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John Planz, PhD


Associate Professor Microbiology, Immunology and Gene Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Ayyappa Chaturvedula, PhD, FCP


Associate Professor of Pharmacotherapy UNT College of Pharmacy Fort Worth, Texas
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Deanna Cross, PhD


Assistant Professor UNT Health Science Center, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics
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Bernard Vrijens, PhD


Associate Professor of Biostatistics University of Liege Liege, Belgium
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Clayton Yates, PhD


Tumor Engineering Prostate and Breast Cancer Carver Research Foundation Tuskegee University Tuskegee, Alabama
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Catherine McCarty, PhD, MPH, MSB


Associate Dean for Research Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota
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Jamboor Vishwanatha, PhD


Regents Professor and Vice President Principal Investigator, National Research Mentoring Network Director, Texas Center for Health Disparities UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Harlan Jones, PhD


Assistant Professor Molecular Biology & Immunology UNT Health Science Center Fort Worth, Texas
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Vikram Arya, PhD, FCP


Master Reviewer Office of Clinical Pharmacology Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration
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